US Capitol locked down as Trump supporters clash with police

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WASHINGTON (AP): The U.S. Capitol locked down Wednesday with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President Donald Trump and police.

An announcement was played inside the Capitol as lawmakers were meeting and expected to vote to affirm Joe Biden’s victory. Due to an “external security threat,” no one could enter or exit the Capitol complex, the recording said.

Both chambers abruptly went into recess.

The skirmishes occurred outside in the very spot where president-elect Biden will be inaugurated in just two weeks.

Protesters tore down metal barricades at the bottom of the Capitol’s steps and were met by officers in riot gear. Some tried to push past the officers who held shields and officers could be seen firing pepper spray into the crowd to keep them back. Some in the crowd were shouting “traitors” as officers tried to keep them back.

A suspicious package was also reported in the area, Capitol Police said.

The skirmishes came just shortly after Trump addressed thousands of his supporters, riling up the crowd with his baseless claims of election fraud at a rally near the White House on Wednesday ahead of Congress’ vote.

“We will not let them silence your voices,” Trump told the protesters, who had lined up before sunrise to get a prime position to hear the president.


  1. They’re thugs and hoodlums and all of them should get 10 years in jail. If they were blacks they would be shot and killed. This is exactly why Trump shouldn’t be president.

  2. The people who were rioting are thugs and hoodlums and get whatever time the law requires. It’s ignorant and divisive to suggest if they were black they would be shot and killed. The majority of people were protestors. It’s their constitutional right to do so. I wonder why all the coverage on the local and national news channels didn’t see it that way? That’s how all this past years “peaceful” protests have been covered by them. That’s right, it’s that double standard we’ve come accustomed to. It’s not even reported on or spoken about. Middle of the road, Independents, conservatives prepare yourselves.

  3. “Unarmed Black woman killed by police during mostly peaceful protest” is what the story would be if she was black, and they would still blame it on Trump. If anyone get jail time, they had better do the same for all the BLM/ANTIFA riots that lasted 4 months. This is exactly what happens when people are silenced and disenfranchised with proof of fraud. This is exactly how the future of America will be under any the Biden-Harris Administration…or any Democrat for that matter. Sad that others are to blind or stupid to see reality.


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